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Grateful Soldier Sends American Flag from Iraq;
Texas Hero and PictureFrames.com Exchange Thank You's
High Point, NC, May 23, 2005 –
When Helicopter Aviator Dwayne Melson with the 36th Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) unit from Fort Hood, Texas arrived at their offices in Iraq, the walls were stripped bare except for few aviation charts left behind by the Iraqi Air Force that had occupied the building before the war.
Only months later, the rooms were filled with countless professionally framed photos and posters donated by PictureFrames.com. Melson was so touched by the contribution, he sent the company an American flag flown on a combat mission that took him to the four corners of Iraq.
Melson e-mailed his request to PictureFrames.com, "...I would be extremely grateful if you would send us some frames to put up on the walls so it will look more like home..." Robyn Feinsod in Web and Business Services received the letter, "It was such a humbling request-- one we would never want to say no to."
Feinsod asked Melson to take digital images of the unit and send them to PictureFrames.com. "We have a new Print & Frame service that enables us to enlarge and edit digital imagery, print it on premium paper and then mat and frame it in the products we offer. This way, we helped personalize the space with images that show them as the heroes they are."
Melson e-mailed photos of his unit, helicopters, and a Mardi Gras celebration. Also included were three photos of Christmas with his family during his last R&R. PictureFrames.com framed these treasured memories and sent them to his wife in Killeen, Texas.
Earlier this month, Robyn Feinsod received an unexpected package from Dwayne Melson. Inside was an American flag with a Certificate of Authenticity. In a thank you note, Melson wrote, "I flew this flag myself in a UH-60 Blackhawk MEDEVAC helicopter on a combat mission… your flag has been to all four corners of Iraq."
Feinsod was moved by Melson's generosity, "These people are doing a noble service, one that involves sacrifice for all of us. It has been an overwhelming experience and the flag gifted to us is an inspiration."
So what does the nations' leading source of all things printing and framing do with a full size American flag? They frame it, of course! It is currently on display at the PictureFrames.com main office in High Point, NC for all to see and remember.
Founded in 1965 by husband and wife artists Steve and Joan Feinsod, Graphik Dimensions Ltd., of High Point, North Carolina, manufactures and sells quality merchandise at factory-direct prices through both an award-winning catalog and PictureFrames.com. Customers range from artists to governments, schools to shops, framing professionals to grandmothers the world over. For more information, contact Kimberly Hines at (336) 887-3700.